Pittsburgh Pirates: Two Dark Horse Trade Partners For Adam Frazier

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the third inning during the game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on September 24, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the third inning during the game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on September 24, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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Sep 26, 2020; Buffalo, New York, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Cavan Biggio (8) and designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) and pitcher Anthony Bass (52) and designated hitter Alejandro Kirk (85) celebrate with teammates after defeating the Baltimore Orioles at Sahlen Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2020; Buffalo, New York, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Cavan Biggio (8) and designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) and pitcher Anthony Bass (52) and designated hitter Alejandro Kirk (85) celebrate with teammates after defeating the Baltimore Orioles at Sahlen Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports /

Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have been connected to just about every free agent available. The Jays have a very young core, one that Cherington helped build up before arriving with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Nate Pearson and veteran free agent signee Hyun-Jin Ryu make up a very talented core.

The Jays have been more focused on finding pitching and another infielder. Although their current core is strong, third base has been a question mark. While Vlad Jr. was originally brought up as a third baseman, his defensive issues moved him to first base last season. Although he has gotten in better shape to play the hot corner, he didn’t see a single inning there last season and the Jays would probably rather find a defensive alternative before shifting Guerrero back across the diamond.

One solution the Jays have thought about is moving Biggio to third base. Biggio has mainly served as a second baseman, but has seen time all over the diamond, including 80 innings there last year. Biggio has been productive with the bat since arriving in the majors. Through 695 plate appearances, Biggio has hit .240/.368/.430 with a 119 wRC+, .347 wOBA and 24 home runs. While his bat plays better at second base, it would work good enough at third base. Considering the Jays also need pitching and have been connected to a handful of free agent starters, they might be able to work out a deal where the Bucs send both Frazier and Joe Musgrove to Toronto.

Next. Free Agent Target: Yusmeiro Petit. dark

The Blue Jays also have a strong farm system. They have six prospects in the top 100, including 2 catchers in their top 10 organizational prospects. Aside from catcher, they also have a handful of decent arms that might pique the interest of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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